Case List 12

Attorney Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. can guarantee no results in any particular case because each case has its own unique characteristics. Just because Mr. Lauer might be able to get charges against one client dismissed, he may not be able to get another client's charges dismissed for the same reasons. In no manner should this analysis of cases be interpreted as a promise, guarantee, or representation that a client will receive any particular result.

Commonwealth v. W.

On February 2, 2012, the Defendant had a Non-Jury Trial for a DUI charge in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

It was alleged the Defendant touched the center dividing wall/fog line on two occasions. The officer stopped the Defendant and detected the odor of alcohol and subsequently arrested him. The Defendant attempted to blow into an Intoxilizer and he did not provide a sufficient amount of air and the officer alleged the Defendant refused to submit to the chemical test.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at Trial and the Defendant was found Not Guilty.

Commonwealth v. U.

The Defendant was stopped by a Cumberland County Police Officer for having no rear lights on her vehicle. It was discovered the Defendant had a suspended motor vehicle license (DUI related) and she was looking at a one year loss of license and 60 days in jail. The Defendant was charged with Driving Under Suspension DUI Related and Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at her Preliminary Hearing on August 31, 2010 and was successful in getting the Driving Under Suspension charge modified to Driving Without a License. The Defendant was facing a minimum 60-day jail sentence but fortunately Attorney Lauer was successful in saving the Defendant's driver's license as well as any incarceration.

Commonwealth v. W.

On April 22, 2011, the Defendant was stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for erratic driving. The arresting officer detected the odor of alcohol and subsequently arrested the Defendant for DUI. This was a third offense for the Defendant.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a Non-Jury Trial on November 4, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to Reckless Endangerment. The Defendant avoided any jail time.

Commonwealth v. S.

The Defendant was charged with Felony Aggravated Assault as well as Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on December 7, 2011 in York County Court and was successful in getting the Felony Aggravated Assault charge dismissed.

Commonwealth v. S.

The Defendant was attending Shippensburg University and was under the age of 21. The Defendant was at a party and was subsequently arrested and charged with Underage Drinking. The Defendant was facing a three-month license suspension. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on December 6, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to a summary offense of Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant any license suspension.

Commonwealth v. R.

The Defendant was stopped for erratic driving in June 2011 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. It was discovered the Defendant was operating his motor vehicle while under suspension for DUI. The Defendant was facing a 60-day jail sentence and an additional one year loss of license.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on September 1, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to 1501 Driving Without a License. The Defendant avoided a penalty of 60 days in jail and an additional one year loss of license.

Commonwealth v. R.

The Defendant was operating his motor vehicle in Delaware County on March 5, 2011. It was alleged the Defendant was driving erratically and he was subsequently arrested for DUI. The Defendant's blood alcohol level was alleged to have been .015%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a Preliminary Hearing in Delaware on July 19, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. P.

The Defendant was stopped on August 19, 2011 for erratic driving. It was subsequently discovered the Defendant was operating his motor vehicle while his license was under suspension. The Defendant was facing an additional one year loss of license if convicted.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a Summary Trial in Cumberland County on October 19, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to Driving Without a License. The Defendant was able to retain his motor vehicle license.

Commonwealth v. B.

The Defendant was stopped in York County, Pennsylvania on October 11, 2011. It was alleged the Defendant was driving erratically and it was subsequently discovered her license was under suspension for DUI. The Defendant was facing a 60-day jail sentence and an additional one year loss of license. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in York County Court on November 2, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to Driving Under Suspension, albeit not DUI related. The Defendant avoided a 60-day jail sentence.

Commonwealth v. B.

It was alleged the Defendant was driving his vehicle erratically on July 21, 2011. It was discovered the Defendant's license was under suspension for DUI and he was facing a 60-day jail sentence. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on September 6, 2011 and was successful in getting the charges amended to 1543(a), Driving Under Suspension. The Defendant avoided a 60-day jail sentence.

Commonwealth v. B.

The Defendant was stopped for erratic driving and the police officer detected what he thought was the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The Defendant's vehicle was subsequently searched and a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle as well as paraphernalia. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Franklin County Court and was successful in getting the marijuana charge dismissed. The Defendant avoid any license suspension. The Defendant was subsequently given a six month period of probation.

Commonwealth v. B.

The Defendant was stopped in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on August 14, 2011 at 1:45 a.m. It was alleged by the arresting officer that the Defendant had been driving erratically all over the roadway. The Defendant was subsequently stopped by the police officer and arrested for DUI. The Defendant's blood alcohol result was 0.13%.

Attorney Lauer was successful in representing the Defendant in Cumberland County Court and had the charges amended to Reckless Endangerment. The Defendant had a Commercial Driver's License and his employment was in jeopardy. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant his driver's license.

Commonwealth v. C.

On May 1, 2010, the Defendant was stopped by Pennsylvania State Police in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, for alleged erratic driving. The Defendant was subsequently arrested for DUI. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a Preliminary Hearing August 13, 2010 and was successful in getting the DUI charge dismissed.

Commonwealth v. G.

On November 3, 2010, the Defendant was stopped by a Lower Paxton police officer for erratic driving. It was alleged the Defendant's blood alcohol level was .175%. This was a first offense and the Defendant was looking at a 60-day license suspension.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a Preliminary Hearing February 28, 2011 and was successful at getting the blood alcohol level charge modified and saved the Defendant from 30 days of license suspension.

Commonwealth v. M.

Defendant was charged with DUI on June 10, 2011, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was alleged the Defendant was driving erratically and that he failed the field sobriety tests. Defendant submitted to chemical testing and his blood alcohol level was 0.89%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on November 2, 2011 and was successful in getting the DUI charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. S.

Defendant was arrested for DUI offense May 14, 2011 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Defendant was requested to submit to a chemical test to determine her blood alcohol content.

The Defendant had been suffering from a head injury as a result of the automobile accident which lead to her arrest for DUI. The Defendant received notice that her license would be suspended for one year for refusing to submit to the chemical test. Attorney Lauer appealed the Defendant's suspension for refusing to submit to the test and the Defendant was successful in keeping her license after obtaining an expert witness.

Commonwealth v. W

On October 25, 2009 the Defendant was stopped for a moving violation. The police officer observed what he thought was a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana. The Defendant consented to a search of his vehicle and the officer found a small amount of marijuana.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on March 15, 2010 and the police officer withdrew the charge of marijuana and the Defendant pled to paraphernalia. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant a drug conviction and a 6 month license suspension.

Commonwealth v. B

On September 6, 2009 the Defendant was stopped along the turnpike and a trooper rolled up to see if the defendant needed any help.

The trooper detected alcohol on the defendants breath and arrested the Defendant for DUI. The defendant submitted to a blood test and the result was 0.20%.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on March 16, 2010 at a preliminary hearing in Cumberland County and all charges were dismissed. This was a second offense for the Defendant and was facing 90 days in jail.

Commonwealth v. P

The Defendant was charged with underage drinking in Shippensburg, PA in January 2010 at Shippensburg University.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on March 23, 2010 in Shippensburg and the Defendant was found not guilty

Commonwealth v. W

The Defendant was stopped for a DUI offense on June 22, 2009 and the Defendant's blood alcohol level was 0.137%. The Defendant was looking at a 30-day jail sentence and a one-year loss of license.

Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the charges reduced to a general impairment charge and the Defendant only received 15 days in jail as opposed to 30 days.

Commonwealth v. J

On March 20, 2010, the Defendant was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct and terrorist threats. It was alleged the Defendant punched his girlfriend two times in the face with a closed fist. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on April 14, 2010 and the charges were dismissed the Defendant with the exception of summary offense of harassment.

Commonwealth v. L

On Friday April 17, 2009 the Defendant's home was searched pursuant to a search warrant and drugs were found in the home. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing in Perry County on April 7, 2010 and all the charges were dismissed. Subsequent to the hearing a plea agreement was worked out for the modification of the charges. The Defendant was looking at losing his driver's license for six (6) months as well as a permanent conviction for a possession of drugs and the Defendant avoided any license suspension as well as a drug conviction.

Commonwealth v. K

On January 31, 2010 the Defendant was stopped in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania for erratic driving. The Defendant was 85-years old and failed field sobriety tests. It was alleged the Defendant had an alcohol result of 0.11%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on April 15, 2010 and all of the DUI charges were dismissed.